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could be achieved in the new obama administration, the second term you about it is ultimately the supreme leader who calls the shots. certainly the fact that iran told the u.n. nuclear watchdog last week it was going to be deploying a significant number of second generation centrifuges that can spin uranium three times as fast as ones currently used is not a sign of stepping back, jenna. it is certainly a sign of moving quickly along. there are some experts who think that actually more rigorous, intensive, sustained negotiations at this point will be more useful than sanctions. then there are different opinions at this point about this point of no return. some say it his iran has enough fissile materiel it could make a nuclear warhead. and that would be this summer by many estimates. others are saying that red line point is when iran can do that but do it in a way that is undetected by world powers so they won't really have an opportunity to respond in time. and some experts are frankly saying iran is already at this point is a nuclear power because it frankly does have the kn
on the panel are received classified information about how the obama administration is justifying drone strikes own american terrorists overseas. brennan helped manage the drone program. he is likely going to be challenged on it today. lawmakers also expected to ask him about waterboarding and for what he knew about some high-profile national security leaks. a lot of big topics. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live from capitol hill with more. within those hallways, mike, what are you hearing about? what will really be the focus of this hearing? >> reporter: jenna, i think you hit on a lot of the key topics. senator i don't know mccain is among those very interested in brennan's position on those enhanced interrogation techniques during the bush administration. brennan came out and said he was opposed to waterboarding. mccain wants to know if there is any evidence that brennan was opposed to waterboarding. brennan said he favored some aspects of the enhanced interrogation program. as for the drones we expect he will take some heat from the left. also some heat in terms of kill
policies. criticism that sounds very familiar. during his 2008 campaign then senator obama described president bush's policies as indiscriminate and too secretive. many say the same is now true of the obama administration. chief washington correspondent james rosen is live from the state department. james, normally when we talk about critics, talking about the on opposite side of the aisle. when we look at the criticism president it includes members of his own base. tell us a little more about that. >> reporter: so much of this criticism, jenna, now suddenly arising from the left of the president and his policies in the war on terror has to do with timing. specifically the start of the president's second term and his nomination of counterterrorism advisor john brennan to be director of cia. as a career intelligence officer brennan has spearhead ad number of policies. the dramatic expansion of the drone program, for example and the development of novel legal theories to justify the use of drones to assassinate u.s. citizens said to be enengaged in terrorism abroad all of which liberal
and controversial policies of the obama administration. good morning, i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody. glad you're with us today. i'm jenna lee. these reports are surfacing of a confidential justice department memo that authorizes the killing of american citizens overseas in drone strikes. now there's a caveat. the killing is allowed if they're leaders of al qaeda or a associated terror group. this alone considered an imminent threat, even if there is it no clear evidence that a specific attack on the united states will take place in the immediate future. and the whole controversial issue sure to come up when the president's pick to head the cia john brennan, testifies at his confirmation hearings later this week. timing matters. chief intelligence correspondent herridge shirge is live in washington with more on this. >> reporter: this is clash between executive powers and congressional oversight. at center of this is the assertion by the obama white house it has the right to target american citizens for death without judicial review. and while saying they respect presidential authority in this
that the obama administration is following is consistent with and really derived from the bush administration approach to the war on terror. and i think it is entirely sensible. whether it is foreign citizens who are involved with al qaeda or american citizens, we are in a war. they have attacked us. we have a congressional authorization to use military force in response. and that's what's at stake here. this is not, you know, robbing the 7-eleven down on the corner. these people are engaged in war against the united states. whether they're american citizens or not, we have entitled as a basic matter of our inherent right of self-defense to respond accordingly. jenna: let's talk a little bit about policy not just now but decades into the future which we have to consider as well. as a matter of policy and how this is being applied right now, do you have any concerns about how it could be used under a different administration at a different time? >> well, i think it could be used less effectively by a future american administration. look, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, uavs, is a huge ste
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